- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in central Pennsylvania have withdrawn terroristic threat charges against a man who had been accused of threatening to shoot another motorist in a crowded convenience store parking lot.

Police in Blair County alleged that 65-year-old Benjamin Frye of Vero Beach, Florida, was leaning on the horn in August in the Allegheny Township lot and threatened another motorist who approached, thinking he might be having a medical emergency. Investigators said they believed he was enraged because he couldn’t immediately leave the lot.

Frye denied threatening anyone and said he is a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder. Assistant District Attorney Ilissa Zimmerman told The (Altoona) Mirror (https://bit.ly/1zURgQ9 ) that prosecutors confirmed that and dropped the case. Frye’s attorney said he was legally defending himself against what he saw as a threat.


Information from: Altoona Mirror, https://www.altoonamirror.com

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